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Dr Pamela Whitaker

Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy

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School

Belfast School of Art

Location

Room BB-04-003 Belfast BT15 1ED

Telephone

Overview

Pamela trained as an art therapist in Vancouver and has worked in Canada, Malaysia and Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists and the British Association of Art Therapists and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

She is the founding co-editor of Polyphony: Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists and the past editor of the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal. She also served on the editorial board of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Pamela has written chapters for the books Materials and Media in Art Therapy, Art Therapy and Postmodernism and Found Objects in Art Therapy. She has also written editorials and articles on environmental art therapy, visual culture, festival art therapy and art therapy pedagogy.

Pamela has been a conference keynote speaker for the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists and a visiting artist at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is interested in contemporary art and creative health, environmental art therapy, the walking studio, and the art of gatherings.